What is a professional body and are you a member of one?
There are various professional bodies (also known as member organisations) in existence that have taken on the role of self-regulation of counselling/psychotherapy. Whilst counsellors and psychotherapists are under no legal obligation to become a member of a professional body, membership will mean they have met certain requirements set by their professional body and must abide by a code of ethics and complaints procedure. I am an accredited member of the BACP.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends. Counselling is a collaborative process between us both and depends on each individual person. Some find significant relief from just a few sessions, whereas others may continue for several months. We will regularly review where you are in the counselling process to see how you have progressed and what work you feel still needs attention.
Do you offer evening and weekend sessions?
Yes, evening, early morning and weekend sessions are available.
What is supervision?
Within the BACP, supervision is mandatory for all counsellors, in order to monitor their standards of counselling competence and to review their professional development. Counselling supervision enhances the counsellor’s effectiveness in responding to the client’s needs. I attend supervision at a minimum of once a month.